Clinical efficacy of Ajmodadi choornam: A critical review
Dr. Apeetha S and Dr. EA Soumya
Ajmodadi choornam is an ayurvedic herbal formulation widely used for painful conditions such as sciatica, arthritis pain, lumbago muscle spam etc. Its main ingredients are Ajmodadi, vidanga, saindava, devadaru, etc. are taken in equal quantity, finely powdered and sieved. As per ayurvedic classics it is recommended to take 12grams (1 karsha) in divided dosages (3-5grams) of the choornam with warm water or with any suitable adjuvants. The ingredients of this formulation possess anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial, anti-filarial, antifungal, antiviral, and gastro protective activities. Anticonvulsants, adaptogenic, antihypelipidemic properties. It also acts as carminative and also as anti-spasmodic, helps in all painful conditions. This medicine is easily palatable and assimilate quickly. Hence this article gives an insight on efficacy of Ajmodadi choornam based on review of various literature and scientific studies.